A quick, easy and fun way to get ‘the gist’ of what’s going on in the sports world.

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Only ‘the gist’ of what you need to know, when you need to know it.

 
 

The GIST: We have a new king and queen of tennis: Novak Djokovic (pronounced JOKE-OH-VITCH) and Simona Halep are Wimbledon champions.
The deets: With the actual future queen Kate Middleton and her sister-in-law Meghan Markle watching on, the women’s final between No. 7 seed Halep and No. 11 seed Serena Williams took place on Saturday. And it was…kinda lacklustre? Keep reading.

The GIST: The Los Angeles Angels honoured recently passed pitcher Tyler Skaggs with an emotional tribute and a combined no-hitter (when two or more pitchers throw a complete game, whereby the opposing team isn’t able to record a hit) on Friday night.

Remind me about Tyler: Tyler Skaggs was just 27 years old when he died suddenly and unexpectedly (cause of death remains unknown) on July 1st. His team, the Los Angeles Angels, played their first home game since Skaggs’ death on Friday night, and they definitely honoured his memory right. Keep reading.

The GIST: Our Toronto Blue Jays are struggling...but what else is new? They ended their first post-All-Star break series against the New York Yankees yesterday with a 4–2 loss, but had managed a 2–1 win on Saturday. But here’s the really bad news: Jays pitcher Marcus Stroman, the only All-Star selected from Toronto, is likely on his way out. The MLB trade deadline is July 31st, which means fans probably have just a couple more weeks of The Stro Show before the Jays trade him to continue with their rebuild. Summertime sadness. Keep reading.

Let’s go to the beach beach, let’s go get away: This weekend, Canadian duo Sarah Pavan (of Kitchener) and Melissa Humana-Paredes (of Toronto) beat Americans April Ross and Alexandra Klineman 2–0 to win the World Beach Volleyball Championship! Yasss Queens. This is Canada’s first-ever world beach volleyball championship win. The win also cemented the pair a spot at the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics. Keep reading.

 

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